So you’re new to the city (class of 2018, anyone?!), or maybe you’re new to yoga. Either way, it’s time to find a studio. The benefits of daily practice are something preached throughout all styles and practices of yoga, andthough I’ve found that doing yoga on my own can be great, the benefits of actually going to class are endless.
When I first moved to the city, I struggled to find a yoga studio that felt like home. I tried a lot of studios, liked a lot of studios, but it took me about six months before settling into somewhere where I can go to class every day. The search for a studio to call home was good for me. I went to new areas of the city and tried new styles of yoga. New York is definitely something of an American yoga mecca, so I highly encourage that you embark on a search of your own to find somewhere you love; however, this can be stressful and expensive. So, I’ve created a sort of breakdown of the studios I tried on my own search for a New York yoga home.
This is by no means a definitive ranking – there are so many yoga studios I haven’t tried – and it’s not a pros or cons list either. That’s sort of defeating the point of yoga, which comes down to doing what’s right for you, but I hope my adventures can help spur some of your own.